Virginia Divorce & Family Law Lawyer List


Diallo Kobie Morris Lawyer

Diallo Kobie Morris

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Chesapeake Divorce & Family Law Lawyer
Criminal, Traffic, Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Wills

Diallo Morris is a practicing lawyer in Chesapeake, VA. He currently is a partner at Morris, Crawford & Currin, P.C. with offices in Chesapeake and No... (more)

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800-881-5471

Lisa Lane McDevitt Lawyer

Lisa Lane McDevitt

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Vienna Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

I founded my Vienna firm in 1999 to make a difference for clients dealing with difficult legal issues — particularly in the way clients are treated ... (more)

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800-906-3591

Chester Lavester Banks Lawyer

Chester Lavester Banks

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Woodbridge Divorce & Family Law Lawyer
A Tradition of Excellence.

Chester L. Banks is a general practice attorney throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Chester routinely provides strategic legal counsel to busine... (more)

Chester Lavester Banks Lawyer

Chester Lavester Banks

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Fairfax Divorce & Family Law Lawyer
A Tradition of Excellence.

Chester L. Banks is a general practice attorney throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Chester routinely provides strategic legal counsel to busines... (more)

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David D. Dickerson Lawyer

David D. Dickerson

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Virginia Beach Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

David D. Dickerson Jr. is a practicing lawyer in the state of Virginia. Mr. Dickerson received his J.D. from the Regent University School of Law in 19... (more)

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800-947-5191

Scott R. Sexauer Lawyer

Scott R. Sexauer

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Fairfax Divorce & Family Law Lawyer
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Scott R. Sexauer is a native of Northern Virginia. He obtained his undergraduate and law school degrees from George Mason University. He has been in... (more)

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703-459-9956

Karen Marie Anderson Holman Lawyer

Karen Marie Anderson Holman

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Winchester Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Karen is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She earned her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in... (more)

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800-694-9540

Aubrey Hampton Brown III Lawyer

Aubrey Hampton Brown III

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Richmond Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Aubrey Brown is a member of the firm’s litigation section, and was named a shareholder in 2018. His practice crosses multiple areas of law, consist... (more)

Stephen Arthur Bryant Lawyer

Stephen Arthur Bryant

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Richmond Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Steve Bryant is a member of the firm’s litigation section. Steve defends clients charged with serious traffic offenses including DUIs; he was recen... (more)

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804-262-3600

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Pamela Herrington

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Richmond Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Pamela Herrington is a native Richmonder specializing in family law and has extensive trial experience throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Much o... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

SOLE CUSTODY

An arrangement whereby only one parent has physical and legal custody of a child and the other parent has visitation rights.

PROVOCATION

The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going t... (more...)
The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out of the house.

AGE OF MAJORITY

Adulthood in the eyes of the law. After reaching the age of majority, a person is permitted to vote, make a valid will, enter into binding contracts, enlist in ... (more...)
Adulthood in the eyes of the law. After reaching the age of majority, a person is permitted to vote, make a valid will, enter into binding contracts, enlist in the armed forces and purchase alcohol. Also, parents may stop making child support payments when a child reaches the age of majority. In most states the age of majority is 18, but this varies depending on the activity. For example, in some states people are allowed to vote when they reach the age of eighteen, but can't purchase alcohol until they're 21.

LEGAL RISK PLACEMENT

A type of adoption used by agencies to keep a child out of foster care during the adoption process. The child is placed with the adopting parents before the bir... (more...)
A type of adoption used by agencies to keep a child out of foster care during the adoption process. The child is placed with the adopting parents before the birthmother has legally given up her rights to raise the child. If she then decides not to relinquish her rights, the adopting parents must give the child back. This is a risk for the adopting parents, who may lose a child to whom they've become attached.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family hea... (more...)
A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family health needs or personal illness. The employer must allow the employee to return to the same position or a position similar to that held before taking the leave. There are exceptions to the FMLA: the most notable is that only employers with 50 or more employees are covered--about half the workforce.

CENSUS

An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires ... (more...)
An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires the federal government to perform a national census every ten years. The census includes information about the respondents' sex, age, family, and social and economic status.

ABANDONMENT (OF A CHILD)

A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the ch... (more...)
A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the child abandoned by that parent and order that person's parental rights terminated. Abandonment also describes situations in which a child is physically abandoned -- for example, left on a doorstep, delivered to a hospital or put in a trash can. Physically abandoned children are usually placed in orphanages and made available for adoption.

AMICUS CURIAE

Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong i... (more...)
Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong interest in the case and wants to get its two cents in. For example, the ACLU often submits materials to support a person who claims a violation of civil rights even though that person is represented by a lawyer.

FOSTER CHILD

A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family ... (more...)
A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family home because of parental abuse or neglect. Occasionally, parents voluntarily place their children in foster care. See foster care.